A Latina/o K-12 and Higher Education Policy Agenda in Texas
The Latina/o Education Task Force Policy Agenda reflects the collective input from 70 local, state, and national organizations. Task Force participants are engaged in the education of Latina/o students as teachers, administrators, researchers, litigators, elected officials, and community-based advocates. Using a three-step data collection process and multi-step data analysis, participating organizations provided detailed input and directions for state policymakers interested in advancing a much-needed paradigm shift in public and higher education policy for Latina/o communities in Texas. In addition to participant data, this Agenda recognizes bodies of scholarly research that are often left out of “color blind” analyses and policy discourses that consequently dominate education policy debates and thwart optimum possibilities for serving Latina/o communities.